About the Book :
He has sold over 40 million albums. Hes been in bands that have changed popular music forever. He saw his best friend commit suicide. He starts supergroups. Hes the nicest guy in rock. From Nirvana to Foo Fighters, from brotherhood to bitter rivalry, from breathless highs to lifeless lows, Paul Branni gan gi ves an unparal l el ed, i nti mate and extraordinary account of the life and times of Dave Grohl. In 1990, little-known punk-metal upstarts Nirvana added a new drummer to the band. They were soon to become a global phenomenon but as we all know, things went wrong. Daves friend Kurt, frontman of Nirvana, took his own life, plunging the band and their future into chaos. His friends grief was mirrored by worldwide sorrow to an unprecedented degree. Defying expectations, a knack that was soon to become his trademark, Grohl refused to see it as the end. In 1995 his new band, the Foo Fighters, rose to join the pantheon of rock deities. The wonder years' were by no means calm. The spotlit existence imposed by his celebrity status, the bellowed vilification by his critics and his high-speed lifestyle proved a dangerous cocktail. With an account of Grohls life that is more personal than anything written before, more startling, more thrilling, more heart-rending and more inspiring, Paul Brannigan reveals Dave fully for the first time. This is the story of the man who changed music forever. And hes not finished yet.
About the Author :
Paul Brannigan has a professional relationship with Dave Grohl stretching back almost 15 years: I would consider the two of us to be friends, Grohl told Brannigan when the pair last spent time together in Los Angeles. Brannigan is the former Editor of Kerrang! the worlds biggest weekly music magazine and his writing on punk rock, grunge and hard rock have also appeared in the world renowned Q and Mojo magazines.